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Risby White Horse

Risby White Horse

Closed approx. 2016

opened 18th century

Newmarket Rd (Old A45 sliproad), IP28 6RD

grid reference TL 790 659

An 18th century coaching inn which used to be on the main Bury-Newmarket road but has since been by-passed and is now on what's essentially a slip-road for the A14.

It was reported by West Suffolk CAMRA to be closed. This was confirmed by a visit in July 2016, when the building appeared abandoned. The building is to be auctioned in July 2017; it seems unlikely it will reopen as a pub.

The White Horse is shown on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map

old OS map





Historical interest

Historical interest




(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.